Stats NZ Jacoby Prize

Submission deadline extended to 31 July 2021

The Stats NZ Jacoby Prize is awarded by the Population Association of New Zealand for the best paper on a population topic written during a course of university study.

The 2021 Jacoby Prize will be awarded during the New Zealand Population Conference 2021 being held 8-9 September 2021, and is open to all current or immediate past tertiary students throughout New Zealand.

Length for papers should be 5,000 to 8,000 words (not including tables, figures, and references).

We welcome papers on a wide range of population topics, including:

  • Population and demographic change
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Inequality and poverty
  • Migration, regional dynamics & labour markets
  • Indigenous data sovereignty
  • Diversity, gender and ethnic identities
  • Housing and homelessness
  • Families, whānau and households

The winner will receive $500 from Stats NZ and the winning paper will be published in the New Zealand Population Review (NZPR), and their two-day registration fees and conference dinner cost will be paid by PANZ. In addition, the cost of travel and accommodation (if living outside Auckland) will be also be covered for the winner along with 2 years free membership to the Association.

Entries close on 31 July 2021.

Please submit your entry via email to Rosemary Goodyear

past winners

2019: Jesse Whitehead, “We’re trying to heal, you know?” A mixed methods analysis of the spatial equity of General Practitioner services in the Waikato District Health Board region (published in NZPR 46, 2020, as co-authored by Jesse Whitehead, Amber Pearson, Ross Lawrenson & Polly Atatoa-Carr)

2017:  Niyi Alimi, ‘More pensioners, less income inequality? The impact of changing age composition on inequality in big cities and elsewhere.’

2015: Rachael McMillan, ‘Policy Responses to Depopulation’.

2013: Xingang Wang, ‘Assimilation, Ethnic Capital, and the Earnings of Immigrants in New Zealand: A Spatial Approach’.

2011: Rachael Hutt, ‘New Zealand’s Sole Parents and their Marital Status – Updating the Last Decade’.

2009: Alexandra Boyle, ‘Conceptions of Diaspora in a Globalising World: The Indian Diaspora Case Study’.

2007: Catherine Schroder, ‘Place Attachment in New Zealand’.